PORTSMOUTH – Throughout the month of July, Kennedy Gallery will present oil paintings by local artist Patricia Gordon in "The Path Forward."

In this exhibit, her 10th annual solo show with the gallery, Gordon focuses on the healing and transformative aspects of her art. Along with her luminous studies of cloud formations over water, she also includes several path-oriented paintings; softly painted woodland passages drawing one toward dramatically lit areas of hope and discovery. After a difficult and life-altering year, Patricia states “My work for this show reveals the power of the human spirit to overcome the challenges which inevitably come our way.”

There will be an Opening Reception with Gordon on Friday, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, in conjunction with the monthly Art Round Town Gallery Walk. Kennedy Gallery is located at 41 Market St. in Portsmouth.